Join Britain's most beautiful city run on London's closed roads, then kick back at the Food & Fitness Festival.
A stunning central London half marathon that takes in the capital's world-famous landmarks on a traffic-free route. It's also one of the UK's most popular half marathons, covering four of London's eight Royal Parks over a picturesque 13.1-mile route.
Starting and finishing at Hyde Park and making its way through Royal parks such as Green Park, St James' Park and Kensington Gardens, you'll get the chance to experience all the beautiful autumnal splendour that London has to offer, all on a flat course.
Not only this, but the unforgettable route provides sights from across London, including Buckingham Palace, The London Eye, The Houses of Parliament and Royal Albert Hall.
The fantastic Food & Fitness Festival at race HQ provides entertainment, creative family activities, live music and most importantly a vibrant array of food for all the friends and family to enjoy.
Stepping up from the 10K/10-mile distance? The Royal Parks Half provides a flat, scenic route to ease you into the longer distance - you'll be so caught up in the surroundings, you won't even notice that 13.1 miles have gone by!
Your friends and family can track your progress around the course using the tracker app for iPhone and Android. The app is also useful for finding your way around the Festival.
There's plenty to do in London if you're looking to make a weekend of it.
Explore London's food scene with the London Restaurant Festival - 60 events taking place throughout October from chef-hosted lunches to tasting menus and restaurant-hopping tours.
Need something to entertain the kids? Take a ride on the magnificent London Eye or pop over to London Zoo in Regent's Park to meet over 650 species of animals.
“I absolutely love this event, this is the second time I've done the Royal Parks Half and I will certainly be returning next year, it's such a beautiful run, the atmosphere is amazing, it's a very eco-friendly event and even the medals are unique and gorgeous. Thank you so much for a wonderful time.” - Yasmin
“The whole experience was excellent. So lucky with the weather and so the parks looked beautiful. The most important for me, though, was the atmosphere of goodwill amongst the runners, supporters and volunteers.” - Philippa
Sixty-six percent of all waste from the event is recycled and now avoids landfill sites. It is important to the race organisers that they not only protect the Parks but do their bit to reduce impact on the wider world.
2018 - Most Effective Use Of Mass Participation Sponsorship
2017 - Best New Race of the Decade
2016 - Shortlisted at the BT Sport Industry Awards and Running Awards
2013 - Best Fundraising Event
2011 - Best Outdoor Event
2009 - Sponsorship Award (Charity & Community)
2008 - Best New Event
This award-winning event was set up as an annual fundraising initiative, raising sustainable funds for the Royal Parks Foundation to support London’s eight Royal Parks, and enabling charities of all sizes to be involved in a major challenge event.
Over the last 11 years the event has exceeded all expectations in raising over £43 million for over 1,000 UK charities.
7 huge benefits of running the Royal Parks Half for Spinal Research
You will receive plenty of support from Spinal Research to help you prepare for the event: